Officials: Pulaski Skyway to stay closed for another year due to construction delays

Officials say that the Pulaski Skyway won't reopen for at least another year due to construction delays

Officials: Bridge linking Newark, Jersey City to stay closed for at least 1 more year

Officials: Bridge linking Newark, Jersey City to stay closed for at least 1 more year (2/18/16)

JERSEY CITY - Officials say that the Pulaski Skyway won't reopen for at least another year due to construction delays

The 80-year-old bridge connecting Newark and Jersey City has been shuttered for repairs since April 2014. The repairs are part of a $1 billion project designed to have the bridge last about 75 years.

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials say that several factors have delayed the project. They blamed last year’s brutally cold winter and additional damage to steel below the bridge deck.

The steel joints deteriorated from road salt. Construction crews found that the damage was worse than expected.

A spokesperson for the DOT tells News 12 New Jersey that they were able to budget the time and money for the steel repair into the contract for the southbound side of the Pulaski, which would delay the project and put it over budget, but not dramatically.

The DOT says that it plans to reevaluate a timetable at the end of winter.

Officials initially said work on the bridge would end later this year.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Route 17 in Paramus reopens following tractor-trailer accident 1 Tractor-trailer accident causes problems on Route 17 in Paramus
A 36-year-old woman was beaten and raped in 2 Woman beaten, raped at gunpoint in Highland Park
Dash Cam video of Linden officer's DUI in 3 Dash Cam video of Linden officer's DUI in 2013
Fire at apartment complex leaves one man dead 4 Fire at apartment complex leaves one man dead
Two apartment buildings on West St. George Avenue 5 Residents allowed back home after suspicious device found in Linden

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

New Jersey State Assembly holds hearing on Pulaski Assembly holds hearing on Pulaski project delays

The New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee held a hearing Monday looking for updates on the

The additional work is expected to add an New timeline given for Pulaski Skyway construction

A new timeline has been given for the Pulaski Skyway construction project that has shut

Pulaski Skyway will close for construction this weekend Pulaski Skyway will close for construction this weekend

The Pulaski Skyway will be closed in both directions this weekend for the installation of

Officials say the roadway is safe to drive Pulaski Skyway shows rust, corrosion

The New Jersey Department of Transportation gave representatives of the media a tour of damage

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE